Amanda Galvao

March 16, 2020

This Is What Abuse Looks Like

Spotting the signs, red flags and warning signals of abuse could save your life Sometimes the hardest part about getting help when you’re with an abuser […]
January 8, 2020

If You’re Being Stalked

What to do to ensure your safety and make it stop Stalking can be a component of domestic violence, most often occurring after a survivor leaves […]
January 8, 2020

I Went Back To My Abuser After A Week. This Is Why It’s So Hard For Women To Get Out For Good.

  The first time he hit me, we were in the car. There was no warning before his hand flew out and smacked me in the […]
August 23, 2019

Barriers to Leaving, Part 1

Law professor and DV survivor says there are at least 50 reasons a survivor may not be able to leave an abuser   Sarah Buel, JD, […]
August 16, 2019

How Social Stigma Silences Domestic Violence Victims

Why many domestic violence victims are reluctant to report Many domestic violence victims suffer in silence. Enduring a steady pattern of abuse and humiliation at home, they bravely […]
July 18, 2019

When Someone Else Controls the Money

A relationship with an abusive partner often devastates victims’ finances. Unfortunately, leaving such a relationship often requires money to build a new life. If you’re concerned about the […]
June 27, 2019

Bought and Sold: How One Woman Survived Human Trafficking

Lee* met her trafficker when she was just 18 years old. He was 28. She told him she wanted to get into the escorting business. In […]
June 19, 2019

6 Tips for Facing An Abuser in Court

Creating a safety plan for this instance may help alleviate fear Leaving an abusive partner is often not the last time a survivor is going to […]
June 7, 2019

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship […]